09. - 13. Juli 2024

 

 

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Das Caux IDG Forum, das vom 9. bis 13. Juli 2024 in Caux, Schweiz, stattfindet, will Einzelpersonen, Gruppen und Organisationen inspirieren, ausrüsten und vernetzen, um eine gerechte, friedliche und nachhaltige Welt im Einklang mit den Zielen für nachhaltige Entwicklung (SDGs) zu schaffen.

Das Caux IDG Forum wird gemeinsam von Caux Initiativen der Veränderung, Initiatives of Change International und der Inner Development Goals Foundation organisiert.  

 

ÜBER DIE VERANSTALTUNG

Das Forum nutzt das Rahmenwerk für innere Entwicklungsziele und die Methoden von Initiativen der Veränderung, die sich 75 Jahre lang bewährt haben, und bietet den Teilnehmenden eine Plattform, um sich gemeinsam mit den aktuellen Herausforderungen auseinanderzusetzen. In einer Atmosphäre des Vertrauens, der Fürsorge, der Solidarität und des Respekts ermutigt das Caux IDG Forum zu offenen und tiefgreifenden Diskussionen und fördert Selbstreflexion darüber, wie persönliche Veränderung einen umfassenderen und kollektiven Wandel einleiten kann.

Ausführliche Informationen zu diesem Event finden Sie hier in englischer Sprache.

 

Main Hall audience summer Caux Palace (credit HATCH 2023)

 

 

WORKSHOPS WORKSTREAM 1: Conscious Food Systems (SDG 2)

Conscious Food Alliance
  • Where: Restaurant Français (2nd floor next to the main dining-room), Caux Palace
  • When: 10 July, 12:30 - 13:30
  • Experience: A guided session in mindful eating led by experienced facilitators
  • Number of participants : No registration necessary but limited (approx 70) to the room capacity
  • Who is this experience for?: Open to all Caux IDG Forum participants

 

About the workshop

We are excited to invite you to a special mindful eating session taking place at Restaurant Français during lunchtime on 10 July. This unique event, organised by the Conscious Food Systems Alliance, offers an opportunity to engage in a mindful approach to eating while enjoying your meal in a tranquil setting.

 

What is Mindful Eating?

Mindful eating is a practice that involves paying full attention to the sensory experience of eating, including the taste, texture, aroma, and even the sound of food. It encourages a non-judgmental awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that arise during meals. By slowing down and savouring each bite, mindful eating cultivates a deeper connection with food and promotes greater enjoyment and satisfaction from eating.

During the session, participants will be guided through various mindfulness exercises designed to enhance awareness and presence while eating. From mindful breathing to mindful chewing, each practice will help attendees develop a deeper appreciation for the food on their plate and the act of nourishing their bodies.

The session will start with a brief introduction to the practice, a 20 min practice, followed by an exchange amongst participants on their experience.

 

Objectives

  • Discover the joy of eating with awareness and intention
  • Learn practical techniques to incorporate mindfulness into your daily meals
  • Experience the pleasure of savoring each bite and connecting with your food on a deeper level
  • Cultivate a healthier relationship with food and eating habits

 

About the organisers

Charlotte Dufour

CHARLOTTE DUFOUR, Practice Advisor to the Conscious Food Systems Alliance, UNDP 

Charlotte Dufour is UNDP's Practice Advisor to the Conscious Food Systems Alliance and has been working on food systems and nutrition for over two decades, with NGOs (Action Contre la Faim, Groupe URD), with the UN FAO for 12 years, and with various organisations as a consultant since 2017 (SUN Secretariat; 4SD/Food Systems Summit Dialogue Support Team). She worked primarily in Afghanistan and sub-Saharan Africa, before working at global level. She is also an instructor of Ananda Yoga and meditation and co-founded the NGO Listening Inspires. She presently lives in Burgundy, France, where she and her husband are creating a retreat centre.

 

 

  • Where: Room to be announced
  • Workshop language: English
  • Number of participants : 8 participants - no maximum fixed

About the workshop

This workshop will take you on a journey through our inner and outer dimensions related to conscious food.

To begin, we’ll reflect upon our connection with food in our daily lives.

Together, we’ll enjoy a cacao tasting experience. Due its natural properties, cacao stimulates the release of “feel-good” chemicals, allowing people to open their hearts and experience a deeper connection with their essence and nature, in nature.

Let's embody it!

 

About the organisers

Nadene Canning

NADENE CANNING, Coach and Facilitator

After 20 years working in over 45 countries managing large projects in industry and sustainable development, Nadene Canning created a boutique consulting agency focusing her strategic ability to decipher variables in a creative and analytical way. For over a decade, Nadene has supported executives, business owners and young professionals worldwide, designing strategies to accelerate innovation, performance and impact. At the same time, her passion project involved raising awareness and developing capacity regarding diversity and inclusion in the Swiss workplace.

 

Manuela Larghi

MANUELA PAGANI LARGHI, Humanist Economist,  Councellor & Change Facilitator

Manuela Pagani Larghi is a lucid dreamer, humanist economist, councelor and change facilitator, working on issues of personal, organisational and systemic transformation. Passionate about Theory U and IDGs, she is interested in topics related to our  relationship with money and the change of mind- and heart-set. Manuela is the founder of U.Lab IDG Hub Ticino and co-founder of Impact Hub Ticino, She also founded a micro-business called Duduum Sagl in 2023 that integrates the material world with the spiritual world through a new symbol and ritual.

 

Dalilah Hernandez

DALILA HERNÁNDEZ, Leadership Coach

Coming from an indigenous ancestry in Mexico, Dalilah Hernández developed an instinctive relationship with the Earth and the corn cultivated by her grandmother and grandfather from early childhood. In her adult life, while living abroad, she experienced a disconnection from her body and mindful eating. Over the past 10+ years, she has devoted herself to cultivating a sacred relationship and spiritual love-based connection with all forms of life, including food, the Earth, economy and the environment. Dalilah is a leadership coach and technical consultant whose work is based on the art and the science of Human Transformation principles, applied to create vision-driven results. She has coached teams and leaders in the government, private and international sectors in various countries.

  • Conscious Food Alliance
    Where: Room to be announced
  • Workshop language: English
  • Number of participants : unlimited

 

About the workshop

In this workshop we will build on the conversation and questions that will have emerged during the plenary to reflect on our personal relationship to food and the food system we are a part of. 

Starting from the foods we love and that are part of our daily lives we will explore the connections with those who produce, process, transport, market and sell the food we eat, as well as with the lands and waters it comes from. This session will be an opportunity to surface the joys, pains, doubts, dilemmas, fears and hopes that are associated with our relationship to food and food systems, and frame the journey of the SDG2 workstream.

 

About the organisers

Charlotte Dufour

CHARLOTTE DUFOUR, Practice Advisor to the Conscious Food Systems Alliance, UNDP 

Charlotte Dufour has been working on food systems and nutrition for over two decades, with NGOs (Action Contre la Faim, Groupe URD), with the UN FAO for 12 years, and with various organisations as a consultant since 2017 (SUN Secretariat; 4SD/Food Systems Summit Dialogue Support Team). She worked primarily in Afghanistan and sub-Saharan Africa, before working at global level. She is also an instructor of Ananda Yoga and meditation and co-founded the NGO Listening Inspires. She presently lives in Burgundy, France, where she and her husband are creating a retreat center.

 

Nadene Canning

NADENE CANNING, Coach and Facilitator

After 20 years working in over 45 countries managing large projects in industry and sustainable development, Nadene Canning created a boutique consulting agency focusing her strategic ability to decipher variables in a creative and analytical way. For over a decade, Nadene has supported executives, business owners and young professionals worldwide, designing strategies to accelerate innovation, performance and impact. At the same time, her passion project involved raising awareness and developing capacity regarding diversity and inclusion in the Swiss workplace.

 

  • Where: Room to be announced
  • Workshop language: English
  • Number of participants : to be announced

 

About the workshop

Deep Roots for Deep Collaboration.

How does our practice of inner development benefit from reconnecting with ancestral/traditional wisdom? How are the healing of colonization and the healing of our food systems connected in the context of the poly-crisis?

Join us for this session of co-inquiry, dialogue, sharing, embodied practice and ritual.

 

About the organisers

Sarah Queblatin

SARAH QUEBLATIN, Regenerative Design Strategist, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Green Releaf Initiative

Sarah Queblatin is a regenerative design specialist and facilitator weaving collective experiences in peace building, biocultural heritage conservation, environmental education, and humanitarian assistance. Her life-long practice is in restoring and re-storying narratives of place and belonging through cultural memory and imagination.
She founded Living Story Landscapes, harnessing cultural memory and imagination in climate and conflict vulnerable communities using the arts and culture with traditional ecological knowledge and permaculture. Sarah also founded Green Releaf Initiative in the Philippines working with regenerative design in disasters and displacement. She serves as an inner council member for UNDP’s Conscious Food Systems Alliance, advisory council member for Global Ecovillage Network Oceania and Asia, and as founding member for Permaculture for Refugees.
Sarah holds a Merit Diploma from Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute, along with an advanced Permaculture Certificate from Aranya Agriculture Alternatives. She trained in Ecosystem Restoration and Ecovillage Design Education with Gaia Education and as a Regenerative development practitioner through the Regenesis Institute. She holds an advanced certificate in Ecotherapy with the Pacifica Graduate Institute. Sarah is currently developing a training design on bioregional governance for Asia with the Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities project led by a European and Asian consortium of organizations funded by the European Union.

 

Malte Reshöft

MALTE RESHÖFT, Thematic Advisor Sustainable Food & Inclusive Market System, HEKS/EPER

Malte Reshöft is passionately searching for the conditions of successful communication and deep contact - both to ourselves, to others and to nature. Growing up in a family of farmers, he first decided to study agriculture and then soon discovered his love of permaculture. He later switched to international cooperation and worked in different countries and for various organisations which awakened his passion for transcultural understanding and communication. He has also been practising mindfulness for years, which in turn has opened a door to the inner worlds. Recently, he has become increasingly interested in bringing these different strands of his life together: nature, communication and inner development. He works currently as thematic advisor for Swiss Church Aid – HEKS/EPER.

 

  • Where: Room to be announced
  • Workshop language: English (French & German possible)
  • Number of participants : 15 participants

 

About the workshop

Join us for an engaging 90-minute workshop where we will explore the future of food systems introducing Bill Sharpe's innovative 3 Horizons tool.

This dynamic session is designed to:

  • Analyse the current state of food systems and identify why they are no longer sustainable.
  • Envision a future regenerative food system that benefits both people and the environment.
  • Highlight existing innovations that could drive the future of food systems.

Participants will collaborate through various methods, including small group discussions and individual silent reflection, and exercises to open their imagination.

The workshop culminates in creating a compelling new narrative for the future of food systems. The following Inner Development Goals will be particularly stimulated: inner compass, long term orientation and visioning, sense making, co-creation skills, optimism.

By the end of the session, you'll have highlighted some priorities to promote the envisioned regenerative food system. You'll also reflect on how to change your food consumption habits.

Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to a transformative dialogue about our food future!

 

About the organisers

Annick Wagner
Hub des possibles

ANNICK WAGNER, Coach, Facilitator & Co-Director Hub des possibles

Annick Wagner combines the analysis of an engineer, the commitment of a manager and the inspiration of a coach. She has over 20 years' experience as a facilitator and leadership trainer. She co-directs a Certificate of Advanced Studies in change management and practices playback theatre. Annick likes to integrate various methodologies and let herself be inspired by what's happening in the moment. She trusts the process!

 

Chantal Peyer

CHANTAL PEYER, Coach, Policy Adviser & Co-Director Hub des possibles

  • Chantal Peyer is a virtuoso speaker and a listener. Her experience as a policy adviser with non-governmental organisations gives her a deep and incisive insight into the complexity of societal and political systems. She trained at the Institute of Desirable Futures in Paris and, with the "Hub des possibles" that she co-founded, she intends to help people to project themselves towards desirable futures and engage in action.

     

  • Refugees as Rebuilders IofC UK
    Where: Room to be announced
  • Workshop language: English
  • Number of participants : 35 people

 

About the workshop

The workshop will focus on the efforts of communities affected by war and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa to develop and implement methods and practices that enhance food productivity, meet nutrition needs, and improve livelihoods.

The aim is to raise awareness of the disparity and inequality in food production and accessibility in the world.

  • What mindsets need to be changed, and who decides what needs to be changed?
  • Can changing mindsets suffice to bring about meaningful change in a world driven by structural inequalities and power relations?
  • What sort of capabilities can food aid handouts inspire?

 

To answer these unsettling questions, we will focus on two communities affected by war and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa, in the Somali Region of Ethiopia and Guinea-Bissau. In these two locations, individual and collective efforts to preserve, co-create and bring back ways of growing food crops in harmony with the environment could be an example of transforming traditional mindsets.

 

Outcome

In this workshop we want to offer a conscious alternative, locally centred, and stewarded to the global food system. We do so by highlighting how these communities in these two locations safeguard and find ways to try achieving their own food sovereignty.

Together we will expore:

  • Collaborating & Social Skills: this connects strongly with IofC’s heritage of “discovering the other” and “building trust across the world’s divides” to foster understanding 
  • Acting & Driving Change: Taking Focused Action. Meeting Local and Global Needs. This category connects strongly with IofC’s support of individual changemakers who begin projects in their contexts or host forums on topical global concerns, such as human security.
  • Relating - Caring for Others and the World: Starting with Oneself: Personal Responsibility and Integrity. This category connects strongly with the IofC belief that “the change I want to see in the world starts with me.

 

About the organisers

Muna Ismail

DR MUNA ISMAIL, Programme Manager Refugees as Re-Builders™, IofC UK

Dr Muna Ismail is the Programme Manager and team leader for Refugees as Re-Builders™ of Initiatives of Change UK. She is a plant scientist by training and an environmentalist interested in the ecosystem restoration of degraded arid land for sustainable livelihood regeneration. A former refugee herself, Muna’s vision has guided the development of the Refugees as Re-builders™ training programme since 2016. Muna completed her doctoral research at King’s College London and subsequently held visiting postdoc research at the School of Pharmacy, University College London and the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew. Muna is interested in arid land wild crops domestication and rural community land regeneration for food security in the Horn of Africa for sustainable livelihood. Muna is Founder of The Yeheb Project charity focused on regeneration and domestication of the yeheb plant, a hardy droughtresistant legume that is a source of food to both humans and livestock in the Horn of Africa.

 

Claudia Santos

CLÁUDIA SANTOS, Consultant & Independent Researcher

Cláudia Santos is a consultant and independent researcher who has recently earned a PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies from the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) at the University of Lisbon. Her research focused on Guinea-Bissau and examined the degree to which climate and environmental changes influence people’s decisions to migrate or stay put. Her interdisciplinary approach combines political geography, development, migration and disaster studies. She is also a committee member of the Development Geographies Research Group (DevGRG) of the Royal Geography Society. Beyond academia, she is a member of faculty and trainer at the Refugees as Re-Builders™ programme with the Initiatives of Change UK and a disaster/crisis responder with GoCrisis. She currently stands as a nominated expert by the Government of Guinea-Bissau for the upcoming IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Cities.

  • Where: Room to be announced
  • Workshop language: English
  • Number of participants : to be announced

 

About the workshop

In this workshop we will build on the insights shared throughout the SDG2 workstream to co-create new narratives for sustainable, equitable and healthy food systems, anchored in our oneness with Nature. We will cultivate our connection with Nature and explore how it can help us reconnect to our self and each other.  Dialogue, visualisations, and artistic inspirations will provide a basis for a creative writing exercise that helps us co-create a new narrative for regenerative and conscious food systems.  

 

About the organisers

Charlotte Dufour

CHARLOTTE DUFOUR, Practice Advisor to the Conscious Food Systems Alliance, UNDP 

Charlotte Dufour has been working on food systems and nutrition for over two decades, with NGOs (Action Contre la Faim, Groupe URD), with the UN FAO for 12 years, and with various organisations as a consultant since 2017 (SUN Secretariat; 4SD/Food Systems Summit Dialogue Support Team). She worked primarily in Afghanistan and sub-Saharan Africa, before working at global level. She is also an instructor of Ananda Yoga and meditation and co-founded the NGO Listening Inspires. She presently lives in Burgundy, France, where she and her husband are creating a retreat center.

 

 

WORKSHOPS WORKSTREAM 2: A more Climate-friendly Lifestyle (SDG 13)

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants : 20 - 30 participants

 

About the workshop

You cannot solve a problem at the level at which it was created

- Albert Einstein - 

This workshop is a series of three, followed by "Islands of Sanity" (Workstream 3) and "Islands of Integration" (Workstream 4). 

Islands of Coherence means balancing the complexity of advancing in a technological transition whilst maintaining values. This workshop explores radical interconnectedness and complexity and how we can sense into this.

  • What does it mean for the people, the stakeholders and parties that may have never even been considered as stakeholders before? 
  • What does it mean for the wider ecology, also on a social and wellbeing level? 
  • How do we deal with all this complexity?

 

We start with framing through storytelling: of Maersk and climate science.

We will explore: Inner coherence and building affinity from individual experience. The importance of transitioning from inner coherence to coherence of the community. Understanding how gaps can be opportunities. Blind spots: what is missing? How are we interconnected? How do we build our stories?  

(Note: the term Islands of Coherence was coined by Ilya Prigogine)

 

About the organisers

 

Erica

ERICA HARPE, Conscious Leadership & Transition Guide, Facilitator and Speaker

Combining a solid international business background (banker and lawyer) with systems and integral awareness, consciousness and new social technologies, Erica Harpe creates contexts for change. Working with clients in transition, leadership programmes and large learning communities alike, she unleashes collective wisdom and wrote the book ‘Reinventing Ourselves’ about it.

Erica has been closely involved with the Inner Development Goals since 2022 as a member of the Global Co-ordination Team. She is the co-founder of IDG The Netherlands and the IDG hub The Hague.

 

Chris Chapman

CHRIS CHAPMAN, Transformative & Systemic Change Facilitator, Lead Facilitator at Burren College of Art

Chris Chapman is currently working mostly in the fields of education and sustainability, supporting a variety of initiatives in pursuit of large-scale change. He has had a key role in Ireland’s proposed Citizens’ Assembly on the Future of Education – a globally significant step towards helping education respond better to contemporary contexts.

Chris is a deep thinker, used to working with large, diverse groups facing complex challenges and is a member of the Inner Development Goals Global Co-ordination Team.

 

Matt Law

MATTHEW LAW, Global Operations Director

Matthew Law is an accomplished Global Operations Director with extensive international experience in several industries. Matthew has built and run communities of years of practice, international academies for front line managers, leadership workshops for multi-functional and diverse teams and innovation labs for in house hardware and software development.

Matthew is involved in conscious business leadership. He is a member of the IDG research group and the Inner MBA programme where he recently has been running IDG workshops.      

 

Helena Wiktor

HELENA WIKTOR, Leadership & Sustainability Consultant, Facilitator

Helena Wiktor helps organisations and leaders to future-proof their business and contribute to sustainable development beyond compliance. By combining inner and outer change, systems thinking, transparency and auditing, she guides leaders through advisory services and leadership programmes. Connected to the Inner Development Goals since 2022, she is a  member of the Global Co-ordination Team, Co-founder of IDG Malmö Business Hub, IDG Göteborg Business Hub & IDG Barcelona Business Hub. Helena is apartner of the EU-funded DigIT Hub Sweden.

 

Monika Barcikowska

MONICA BARCIKOWSKA, Climate-change Impact Scientist, Leadership Coach, Facilitator

Monika Barcikowska is a climate-change impacts scientist, a feminine leadership coach, and a facilitator of eco-societal transformation. As the founder of the Equiroots Climate Collective association and the IDGs Global Women for Climate Hub, she weaves science and social innovation to create incubator spaces for regenerative initiatives. She fully aligns with her mission of nurturing women into leaders of resilient communities and inclusive climate action. Monika is part of the IDG Global Co-ordination Team.

 

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: to be announced
  • Number of participants : 30

 

About the organisers

Amelia Parisian

AMELIA PARISIAN, Director of Programmes Craigberoch Business Decelerator

Whether in wild places or board rooms, Amelia Parisian has spent the past 15 years working with individuals, organisations and communities to create change. This work has included taking teams up mountains, teaching arts, training up community entrepreneurs and improving mental resilience and inspiring change agents in the corporate sector. Her passion lies in enabling humans to bring ideas to life and in changing culture through building creative capacity and connection.

  • Experimental Movement Lab Geneva
    Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English (French facilitation possible if needed)
  • Number of participants : 8 - 45 participants

 

About the workshop

Feelings do not only get in the way of things, sometimes they might show the way. In this workshop, we will collectively explore the possibility of affective states to inform climate action and fuel transformations inside out. We will embody our emotions, share stories and give space to the non-verbal to find novel ways to orientate together.

The facilitators specialize in movement based and embodied techniques, which have been proven to especially improve prosocial behaviour, group problem solving and synchronization. In the workshop we will alternate between personal and group level practices to lead the participants on a journey of finding surprising, delightful and transformative connections with themselves and others.

 

About the organisers

Romain Müller

ROMAIN MULLER, Engineer, Dancer & Bodymind Therapist 

Romain Muller is an engineer, dancer and bodymind therapist. He has developed his own movement-based facilitation approach that he had the opportunity to share in different environments, such as art schools (in particular the Royal College of Arts, London), design-thinking workshops (notably in the context of IdeaSquare@CERN, Geneva) and business schools for groups of up to 300 participants. He is the co-founder of the association Experiential Movement Lab Geneva which aims to showcase how movement can teach us more about ourselves as individuals and groups.

 

Tuuli Utriainen

TUULI UTRIAINEN, Cosmic Collaboration Enabler & Fellow at CERN IdeaSquare

As one of the world experts of design thinking, Tuuli Utriainen has facilitated over 200 teams in SDG-related projects across continents in innovation environments, such as DFGN, Stanford d.school and IdeaSquare@CERN. She is continuously developing and researching new methodologies to enhance aspects of group intelligence and take the team based collaborations to next levels and has incorporated elements from improv theatre, art and movement practices into the process. Tuuli loves bridging worlds bringing together technology and human aspects, future and the past and explicit and implicit dimensions. 

 
  • Creators of Peace
    Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Learning Experience: This workshop isn’t just about learning; it’s about transforming and harnessing inner change for global sustainability.
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants : 10 - 30 participants

 

About the workshop

Dive into a transformative experience designed to deepen your connection to sustainability, not just as a concept, but as a personal commitment. This workshop will equip you with the tools to integrate ecological consciousness into every facet of your life.

Why join us? Because change starts within. Through engaging visioning exercises, mindful reflections, and dynamic discussions, you will explore how personal shifts can lead to profound environmental impact. You will develop practical strategies to enhance your daily sustainability practices and pledge actionable commitments towards a greener future.

Expect an interactive session where each activity builds towards empowering you to be a catalyst for climate action. By the end, you willl not only envision a sustainable future but also map out concrete steps to actualize it.

This workshop isn’t just about learning; it is about transforming. Embark on this journey to harness inner change for global sustainability.

 

About the organisers

Rukmini Iyer

RUKMINI IYER, Founder of Exult! Solutions

Rukmini Iyer is the founder of Exult! Solutions and integrates leadership development, organisational transformation, and peacebuilding. With over 23 years of experience, she emphasises ecocentrism, dialogue, and conscious leadership. She is a Creators of Peace facilitator and also leads governance on the CoP International Committee and has master's degrees in Organisational Psychology and Business Management. Rukmini has received multiple awards, including the Soularize Award (2023) and Vital Voices Visionaries Fellow (2022). Her interests include nature art, space fiction, and philosophy.

 

 

Elizabeth Laskar

ELIZABETH LASKAR, Programme Manager Creators of Peace IofC UK, Facilitator & Trainer

Elizabeth Laskar is a Creators of Peace facilitator and trainer, and a mindfulness practitioner. Since 2021, she has been part-time programme manager with Initiatives of Change UK and joint National Coordinator of Creators of Peace UK. From 2004 to 2014, she advocated for justice in the sustainable fashion sector. She holds a master's in shelter and disaster, led the Oxford Human Rights Festival (2019-2021), and volunteers as Treasurer of the Oxford Fair Trade Coalition. She loves cooking and hospitality.

 

 

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants : 20 - 30 participants

 

About the workshop

The IDGs have been created to give due attention to the inner dimensions of human development, which have been severely neglected to date in view of achieving the SDGs. This makes them an essential contribution to a more holistic perspective on and approach to the necessary systemic change, in other words: to a new, integrated paradigm of politics.

A qualitatively new, integral paradigm of understanding and doing politics goes far beyond politics as usual by systematically incorporating the inner dimensions of individual and societal development –thus taking a much deeper, broader and more long-term horizon.

This workshop introduces the basic principles of integral politics and invites participants into a joint exploration of their relationship with the IDGs framework. It also offers some space for experiencing both through practical examples and exercises. Its aim is to inspire and enthuse participants to contribute to real change both in their local environments and on a larger scale, based on a new, more holistic political vision and culture.

 

About the organiser

Elke Fein

ELKE FEIN, Co-Founder & Managing Director Intitue for Integral Studies, Director of Center for Integral Politics 

Dr. Elke Fein is a social and political scientist specialized in Russian Studies, political culture, political sociology, adult development and its relevance for politics and society. Her passion is to bring the vision of integral politics both into practical decision-making and political analysis. Elke is also co-founder and managing director of the Institute for Integral Studies (IFIS) and the director of its Center for Integral Politics. She was the initiator and coordinator of the EU-funded Leadership for Transition (LiFT) project (2013-2022) and is the author of “Foundations, Principles and Inspirational Resources of Integral Politics” (2023).

  • EKER HEKS TransformActionLab
    Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants : 15 - 25 participants

 

About the workshop

This interactive workshop will bring you to a place of mindfulness, experimentation, and heartfelt exchange with yourself and others. Together, we will break out of our usual ways of thinking and experiment with another form of intelligence - that of the body. We will explore body postures that symbolise a stuck we feel in our life, related to the climate crisis, and explore emerging future possibilities through movement.  

By individually and collectively paying attention to our “body-knowing”, we discover new directions or fresh insights that can bypass the analytical mind. Social Presencing Theater is an embodied social arts-based change methodology and one of the core methods of Theory U.

No prerequisites needed. Come as you are with an open mind and heart and a willingness to experiment.

 

About the organisers

Cynthia Illi

CYNTHIA ILLI, Sustainability Coach & Facilitator, TransformAction Lab (HEKS/EPER)

Currently working with youth and organisations, Cynthia Illi sees the need for multi-stakeholder exchanges every day and puts my heart and soul into creating the enabling conditions for such conversations as a facilitator and project developer. Her background in environmental sciences and geography and her experience working as sustainability coach and communication expert are her biggest assets when it comes to helping people maximise their positive impact, which can be multiform, regarding the climate crisis.  

 

Anna Krebs

ANNA KREBS, Facilitator & Trainer TransformAction Lab (HEKS/EPER)

Anna Krebs's passion is to design safe and creative spaces for dialogue, co-creation and learning. Her goal is to enable meaningful and positive change - in awareness and lifestyle towards more authentic and sustainable relationships between each other and our environment. Anna has worked the past 8 years as a facilitator and trainer with topics such as social innovation, systems change and collaboration between science and politics. Currently her focus lies in supporting people and organisations in navigating the inner and outer levels of change needed for facing the climate crisis.  

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants : max. 30 participants

 

About the workshop

Having a more climate friendly lifestyle also implies to make choices about where to put our money.

Do you know where your savings are being invested? Do you know if the bank where you deposit your savings is lending money to companies that have an increasing negative impact on environment? If you invest in funds, have you ever asked your account manager about the environmental impact of your investments? Are you willing to consider as return not only the financial return but also the positive environmental and social impact of your investments?

Aligning the use of money with our values might imply unusual trade-offs between money today and impacts in the future. How do you feel about this?

 

About the organisers

Sofia Santos

SOFIA SANTOS, CEO of Systemic & Economist

Sofia Santos is the CEO at Systemic and an economist specialised in climate and sustainable financing. She has 26 years of experience in banks, companies, NGOs and the public sector. Sofia advises Portuguese organizations on sustainability matters and is a consultant for the Africa region of the United Nations Green Climate Fund. She is also a consultant in Sustainability Finance on various projects for the French Development Agency in Angola and Rwanda. Sofia co-authored seven books and is a university teacher in Portugal and Morocco. She has a PhD on the role of banking in promoting sustainable development. 

 

Luis Albuquerque

LUIS ALBUQUERQUE, High-School Student

Luis Albuquerque is a high-school student in 7th grade. He likes to play rugby and football, loves traveling and being with his family. Luis wants to be a philanthropist to help African countries to overcome their difficulties, and to accomplish this, he aims to become a business man, buying and selling property and companies.

 

 

 

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants : 15 - 25 participants

 

About the workshop

The scale of the climate crisis impacts us all and further intensifies as our global responses do not meet the required prevention, mitigation and adaptation. However, we all have different emotional and behavioural responses to these challenges, and this may cause difficulties in our relationships. How can we share climate-related facts, opinions and emotions without increasing social polarisation? How can we remain deeply committed to our convictions in the way we express ourselves and behave in the world, while strengthening relationships, not weakening them?

Informed by contemplative and clinical methodologies, this workshop will focus on climate-related emotions and their impacts on our relational interactions. By exploring the somatic, affective, cognitive, and relational dimensions of our experiences, we will address questions like: how does expressing your opinion about a climate-friendly lifestyle affect you and others in this moment? We will then integrate these insights into our daily lives to enhance climate resilience in our relationships and the wider world.

Benefits include fostering equanimity towards climate-related emotions, expressing challenging emotions in relationship-strengthening ways, and enhancing collaboration with those holding different/conflicting views on climate-friendly lifestyles.

 

About the organisers

Boaz Feldman

BOAZ FELDMAN, Clinical Psychologist, Trainer, Researcher, Founder of NeuroSystemics

Boaz Feldman is a pragmatic visionary, clinical psychologist, trainer, researcher and contemplative acting for worldwide positive change. A depression in his early 20’s led him to ordain as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, where he practised mindfulness meditation intensively for 3 years. He then graduated from the University of Geneva’s Integrative Clinical Psychology Masters, founded NeuroSystemics, a Geneva-based NGO building nervous system resilience through somatic process groupwork, and led a number of psychological first aid and staff welfare programs with International NGO’s in war zones and low-income regions. Boaz studied compassion meditation for conflict resolution at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Affective Sciences (CISA) at the University of Geneva  and will be a research scholar at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education applying personal, relational and collective change methods in real-life contexts for hard-to-reach youth.

 

Marc Santolini

MARC SANTOLINI, Fellow & Team Leader Learning Planet Institute, Visiting Researcher GeorgiaTech

Marc Santolini is a long-term research fellow and team leader at the Learning Planet Institute (LPI Paris), a visiting researcher at GeorgiaTech, and a former resident of Life Itself, where he has studied how group practices from secular and wisdom traditions can foster group resilience and performance. He obtained his PhD in the Statistical Physics Department of ENS and did a postdoc at the Network Science Institute of Northeastern University and the Division of Network Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His current research with the Interaction Data Lab investigates the networks of collaborative learning and solving in open, self-organised communities that tackle grand challenges, with the aim to foster participatory designs that impact relational well-being.

WORKSHOPS WORKSTREAM 3: Cultivating Peaceful Societies - Embraing Conscience, Peace and Love (SDG 16)

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants : 20 participants maximum

 

About the workshop

Building connection in a disconnected world is becoming ever more challenging. If we are to cultivate peaceful societies we are going to have to start from our inner self. This workshop aims to help participants connect with their inner self and others through the power of music. Engaging in music-based activities can allow our internal state to shift in relation to others enabling us to ‘resonate’ with each other creating a catalyst for social connection and support, breaking down barriers and bridging divides.

The ukulele, with its cheerful sound and ease of learning, serves as a tool for building trust and understanding. No prior musical experience is required. The workshop facilitator ensures inclusivity and active engagement for everyone regardless of their musical ability.

 

About the organiser

Christopher Malapitan

CHRISTOPHER MALAPITAN, Creative Facilitator & Musician 

Christopher Malapitan (he/him) is a Creative Facilitator and Musician based in Brussels. With many years of experience working in creative industries, he supports communities and teams to explore and unlock what drives them. From big-picture thinking to storytelling, from body movement to collaborative arts-based approaches, he applies a unique blend of innovative processes and practises to his facilitation work.  

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English
  • Number of participants : 20 - 30 participants

 

About the workshop

Join us for this immersive workshop, designed to deepen our inner capacities as individuals and as a community, fostering peace, justice, and strong institutions (SDG 16).
 
Through guided reflective practices and silent movements, participants will engage in mindful encounters that enhance empathy, compassion, and interconnectedness. Inspired by Joanna Macy’s “work that reconnects,” this workshop explores our shared humanity and the realities impacting our world. We will also engage in regenerative practices involving guided journaling and co-creative collage using elements from nature, co-sensing our experiences and co-designing our journey forward. 
 
This session will help you: 
  • Develop presence through holistic activities involving mind, body, and spirit. 
  • Foster empathy by recognizing common strengths and shared challenges. 
  • Build trust by creating a safe environment for genuine connection and dialogue. 
  • Inspire action by encouraging a collaborative approach to global challenges with courage and optimism. 
 
Sense with our mindful hearts workshop offers you the space to reconnect with yourself, others, and nature, making a meaningful and impactful contribution to a world rooted in peace, justice, and strong institutions.

 

About the organisers

Mona Calvet

MONA CALVET, Psycho-Sociologist and Transformation Facilitator

Mona Calvet is dedicated to fostering inner capacities for collective transformation using various methodologies. With a systemic and regenerative approach, she collaborates with change agents, young leaders, and groups to develop awareness-based inner change, break down silos, and cultivate collective intelligence. Her experience spans 9 years in various professional contexts, interdisciplinary studies in psychology, psycho-social intervention, organisational communication, 300+ hours of continuous training, and a 13+ years personal transformational journey. Mona aims to help people connect to self, others, and the living ecosystem, cultivating the soil needed for regenerative systems change.

 

Veronica Hong

VERONICA HONG, Coach, Changemaker & Social Entrepreneur

Veronica Hong is passionate about igniting creativity. Drawing on her unique blend of cross-cultural experience and interdisciplinary background in sociology, marketing, and public policy, Veronica is an expert in connecting the dots, illuminating possibilities, and empowering individuals and teams to become creators for positive change. On a mission to foster an inclusive, inspiring, and loving world where people lead fulfilling lives as their authentic selves, she hosts playful and regenerative spaces for exploration, deep connection, and co-creation.

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    Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants: 5 - 15 participants

 

About the workshop

Join us for an inspiring workshop, “Dialogue in Action: Tools for Transformative Conversations” where storytelling meets social change. Led by trained dialogue facilitators Uyên Lu and Shereen Siwpersad of Initiatives of Change Netherlands, this engaging session aims to cultivate peaceful societies and embrace conscience through open dialogue. During this workshop, we will guide you through the foundational principles of open dialogue, based on the lessons learned by Initiatives of Change Netherlands and the principles of Dialoog in Den Haag (Dialogue in the Hague).  

You will learn how open dialogue acts as a catalyst for individual growth and societal change and you will equip yourself with practical strategies and resources to facilitate transformative conversations in your own community. 

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a movement that uses dialogue to drive social change!  

 

About the organisers

Uyen Lu

UYÊN LU, Communications Specialist, EMDR-trained veteran counsellor and psycho-social therapist, Initiatives of Change Netherlands

Uyên Lu has been with Initiatives of Change Netherlands for 25 years, serving as a volunteer, member of the Supervisory Board, and since 2019, as a dialogue facilitator, communications specialist, and project coordinator. Her interests include the empowerment of women, restorative history, and the power of silence. She runs a women’s empowerment circle at IofC and organized the Faith in Human Rights Festival in 2023. Besides her work at IofC, she is an EMDR-trained veteran counselor and psycho-social therapist with her own practice, and has held multiple board positions aimed at supporting veterans and war traumatized refugees and immigrants. In 2018 she published her autobiography Hidden Resilience about her escape from war-torn Vietnam to the Netherlands. In her spare time, Uyên enjoys gardening, reading, and traveling.  

 

Shereen Siwpersad

SHEREEN SIWPERSAD, Project Assistant, Communications Specialist, Dialogue Facilitator Initiatives of Change Netherlands

Shereen Siwpersad has been with Initiatives of Change since 2021 as a project assistant, communications specialist, and dialogue facilitator. Her interests include animal rights, sustainability, and restorative history. She has written multiple think pieces for Initiatives of Change on these subjects. Since 2023, she has co-led a women empowerment circle with her colleague Uyên Lu and helped organize the Faith in Human Rights Festival in 2023. Apart from her work at IofC, she is a board member at Haags Verbindende Initiatieven, a like-minded NGO dedicated to justice and peace. With a major in English and Philosophy of Science, she also works as an academic skills teacher in STEM and is pursuing a career as a social entrepreneur. In her spare time, Shereen enjoys birdwatching, reading and writing.

 

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    Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants: up to 25 participants

 

About the workshop

Equip yourself and your team with powerful African traditions for lasting peace. 

This workshop equips peace activists, donors, and policymakers with the knowledge and skills to build social cohesion and peace through African traditional dialogue techniques. 

Here's what you will gain: 

  • Empathy & Understanding: Experience the power of dialogue to bridge perspectives through role-playing and storytelling. 
  • Actionable Skills: Integrate traditional techniques like circles, proverbs, and storytelling into your existing peace-building initiatives. 
  • Sustainable Partnerships: Collaborate with fellow attendees to develop multi-faceted peace-building strategies informed by African traditions. 

 

Bonus: Learn from real-world examples like Bior Garang's work with South Sudanese refugees, using Peace Ignite circles for social cohesion and peace. 

This workshop is for you if you're ready to: 

  • Foster collaboration and empower communities to cultivate peace. 
  • Leverage the wisdom of African traditions for inclusive and culturally sensitive peace-building. 

Join us and build peace that lasts! 

 

About the organisers

Bior Garang

BIOR GARANG, Microbiologist and Refugee Community Rebuilder

Bior  Is a South Sudanese microbiologist & refugee community rebuilder. He survived the 1991 Bor Massacre and spent 30 years as a protracted refugee in Kenya. Despite hardship, he empowers refugees through community building and advocates for their rights. Bior co-founded organisations focused on refugee community rebuilding and refugee youth peacebuilding. Bior currently engages in peacebuilding actions in Kenya and South Sudan.

 

 

 

Cecilia Sarati

CECILIA SALVATI, Programme Assistant Refugees as Re-Builders™ (RRB), Initiatives of Change United Kingdom

Cecilia Salvati is originally from Milan, Italy, with a strong dedication to enhancing education opportunities for refugees. Cecilia specializes in conflict and conflict prevention strategies, with a focus on gender and ethnic violence. Recently, she graduated from the University of Bristol with an MS in International Development, following a BSc in Politics and Economics from the University of Bath. Currently, Cecilia serves as Programme Assistant for the Refugees as Re-Builders™ (RRB) programme and works with the Communications and Marketing team for IofC UK in London. Her passion for refugee education has driven her to contribute to organisations like Bristol City of Sanctuary and she served as the Regional Representative for Bath with SolidariTee, a student-led charity supporting refugees. In December 2023, Cecilia had the privilege of attending the UNHCR Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, where she gained valuable insights into global refugee advocacy.

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English (and French if needed)
  • Number of participants: 12

 

About the workshop

 

BE YOUR OWN CAPACITATING LEADER FOR BENEVOLENCE AND WELL-BEING IN THE WORLD

  1. Your surrounding life is not or no longer the one you want. You would like to change this - but how?
  2. Be your own change agent to empower others, your organisation and society to change.
  3. Don't wait to train yourself to be the change you want to see.
  4. Local impact is powerful enough to make the global beautiful.
  5. Why do we need to change? You can decide now what your existence should look like. 
  6. Become a capacitating leader to implement inclusive excellence for optimisation and zero waste of human resources. 

 

Let's work together towards well-being and benevolence in your life and around you in the world. 

This workshops offers a range of practical exercises, introducing innovative concepts of well-being and capacitating leadership and exploring pyramids of consciousness elevation. During the workshop, the participants will locate themselves on the pyramid of consciousness elevation, fostering self-awareness.

The core design is built on the concepts of mindfulness, acceptance and commitment exercises, capacitating management exercises, and exercises on "Transformation Art".

This workshop will help you change and put an end to your fears and limiting beliefs in order to become your own change agent.

 

About the organiser

Bénédicte Gendron

PROF DR BÉNÉDICTE GENDRON, University of Montpellier 3, France

Prof. Dr. Dr. Bénédicte GENDRON, former Vice-President of University Montpellier 3-UM3 France, PhD’s in Economics of Education and Human Resources at Paris School of Economics, PhD’s in Neuropsychology-UM3 & a Post-doc. at UC. Berkeley, USA, received several awards for her innovative concepts of emotional capital, capacitating leadership and bienvivance derived from her economics, education and neuro-psychology backgrounds. She is a mindfulness, ACT and emotional quotient inventory instructor and her research on human development and sustainability is focused on transformative learning, capacitating leadership, inclusive excellence and quality of life through an inner development for outer changes’ approach. An external expert for OECD and the European Commission, she is a member of the World Global Alliance on social and emotional learning and ofthe  Goleman’s Center of Research on emotional intelligence in organisations.

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English
  • Number of participants: max 20 participants

 

About the workshop

Inner change is imperative. Current evidence from the field of neuro genesis and neuro plasticity, emphasises that each of us can exercise agency and autonomy to change ourselves and get into the driver’s seat of our life. This workshop will look at how the human brain works and the sense of ‘global citizenship’ that resonates from a deeper understanding of ourselves. 

This session will run on the principles of ‘edu-cate’ to `draw-out`, engaging the deeper self as a foundation towards inner development goals. This process integrates both the knowledge of neuro sciences as well as deep reflection, inner listening and discernment as transformative practices. You will be introduced to the Human Evolutionary Matrix (HEM) as one of the frameworks.

Personal development, leadership, resilience is the outcome of integrating the optimal 'operating systems' within us. This sets the foundations for a life of higher purpose, the basis of good global citizenship and spontaneous recognition of the interconnectedness of all.

 

 WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This session welcomes individuals wanting to have a paradigm shift in understanding who and how we are wired for change, educators looking for new insights and resources in class rooms, vocational training and corrective institutions. Join us for a journey on the path of wisdom to discover non-linear insights and solutions that rely on deeper engagement with self, as a response to the current complex issues. 

 

About the organisers

Daya Bhagwandas 2024

DAYA BHAGWANDAS, Founding Director Neuro Network 

Daya Bhagwandas works in the field of neurosciences and brain development with adults and children. A passionate social entrepreneur, her approach focuses on transformation linking brain development and achieving human potential. Her neuroeducation programme, Achieving Brain Competency (ABC), has been rolled out in schools in many countries. Daya`s work experience includes rehabilitating child soldiers and more recently at-risk youths in Malaysia. In Australia she was Assistant Director at Gymbaroo the country’s largest Early Childhood Development programme with 65 centres. Daya is editor of book Tomorrow`s Children. She is also an internationally certified Yoga Master and lives in Melbourne, Australia. 

 

Margret Lehmann

MARGRET LEHMANN, Mediator & Facilitator, Friends of Caux Association

Margret Lehmann is an independant mediator and facilitator from Switzerland. She is also an active member of the Friends of Caux association, supporting the mission of Caux Initiatives of Change.

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English
  • Number of participants: 20 - 30 participants

 

About the workshop

Islands of sanity where good work still got done and where people enjoyed healthy relationships  in the midst of chaotic conditions

- Margaret Wheatley -

Islands of Sanity means getting real with each other, acknowledging diverse perspectives and nourishing the soil within which the seeds of progress can grow

The workshop explores how we collectively respond to crisis and complexity, acknowledging that different people come from different perspectives, that none of us can ever have the full picture and, in any case, that the picture is constantly changing.

The workshop will specifically consider the neuroscience of how we respond to crises, trauma and complexity and how we can develop our collective capacity to respond well and be with ‘what is’.

This workshop is number 2 in a series of 3. The series will be launched by "Islands of Coherence" (Workstream 2), followed by "Islands of Sanity" and will finish with "Islands of Integration" (Workstream 4).

(Note: the term ‘islands of sanity’ was coined by Margaret Wheatley)

 

About the organisers

 

Erica

ERICA HARPE, Conscious Leadership & Transition Guide, Facilitator and Speaker

Combining a solid international business background (banker and lawyer) with systems and integral awareness, consciousness and new social technologies, Erica Harpe creates contexts for change. Working with clients in transition, leadership programmes and large learning communities alike, she unleashes collective wisdom and wrote the book ‘Reinventing Ourselves’ about it.

Erica has been closely involved with the Inner Development Goals since 2022 as a member of the Global Co-ordination Team. She is the co-founder of IDG The Netherlands and the IDG hub The Hague.

 

Chris Chapman

CHRIS CHAPMAN, Transformative & Systemic Change Facilitator, Lead Facilitator at Burren College of Art

Chris Chapman is currently working mostly in the fields of education and sustainability, supporting a variety of initiatives in pursuit of large-scale change. He has had a key role in Ireland’s proposed Citizens’ Assembly on the Future of Education – a globally significant step towards helping education respond better to contemporary contexts.

Chris is a deep thinker, used to working with large, diverse groups facing complex challenges and is a member of the Inner Development Goals Global Co-ordination Team.

 

Matt Law

MATTHEW LAW, Global Operations Director

Matthew Law is an accomplished Global Operations Director with extensive international experience in several industries. Matthew has built and run communities of years of practice, international academies for front line managers, leadership workshops for multi-functional and diverse teams and innovation labs for in house hardware and software development.

Matthew is involved in conscious business leadership. He is a member of the IDG research group and the Inner MBA programme where he recently has been running IDG workshops.      

 

Wakanyi Hoffman

WAKANYI HOFFMAN, Knowledge Curator, Author & Public Speaker

Wakanyi Hoffman is an indigenous knowledge curator. She uses the African Ubuntu moral framework of values to embed into AI systems universal ethics that bridge cultures and unlock pathways to individual inner development for collective well-being of human and non-human life. Wakanyi spreads her message through keynote speaking and panel discussions. She has authored several children’s books and is currently a research fellow at The New Institute working on conceptions of human flourishing. She considers herself a universal being.  

 

 

Jenny Frick

JENNY FRICK, IDG Global Coordination Team Coompanion Sverige, Co-Founder IDG Impact House Hub Halland

Jenny Frick’s mantra is “Let’s create the structure that enables emergence”. With a Master in Business and Administration, many years in traditional business and the gifts of yoga, meditation and embodiment, she holds the tension of opposites. Her superpower is an open heart and her deep knowing that together is the key and that each and every one of us matter. Jenny is part of the IDG Global Coordination Team, Coompanion Sverige, and co-founder of IDG Impact House Hub Halland.              

 

 

 

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English
  • Number of participants: approx. 20 participants

 

About the workshop

You want to live your life consciously and create, nurture, fulfill authentic relationships, making an impact in the world with your amazing contributions aligned with your deepest visions. You are curious to explore your unique ways of doing it and what tools you could use. And you want to discuss with others how this all could come together. Then this workshop is just for you. 

 

About the organisers

Ariane Hentsch

ASEL ORMONOVA, Humanitarian & Life Coach

Asel Ormonova is a humanitarian with 10 years of field experience working on protection for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in different countries. She later turned coach, working with humanitarians, refugees, women who survived gender-based violence and entrepreneurs transitioning to conscious living, making the impact they want and getting paid well for it.

 

 

Asel Ormonova

ARIANE HENTSCH, Founder InnerInsights & Coach

Ariane Hentsch was trained in international relations and interreligious dialogue and has been active in that field for about 15 years. Since her teens she has been looking for a deep understanding of the cosmos and discovered that  mystical practices are a powerful route. She now accompanys groups and individuals towards a greater consciousness.

 

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English
  • Number of participants: 20 - 30 participants

 

About the workshop

Show up as you are, with your dreams and sorrows. You will experience with joy and ease two different approaches to games, which help to understand, embody, and apply the IDGs in the context of sustainable communities and organisations. One focuses on interacting, the other on dialog.

After the playing session during which your wires between head, heart and hands will glow, all participants dive together into a reflection space to share, widen and deepen the insights.

 Together, in 90 min we will: Meet – Play – Reflect

 

About the organisers

Andrea Klepsch

ANDREA KLEPSCH, Systemic Trainer 

Andrea Klepsch is a pioneer of communicating sustainability and ran successfully her own agency from 1993 – 2023.. For the last 20 years she has worked as a systemic trainer in business contexts. Today she focuses on co-creating good impact by supporting the development of a culture which nourishes the shift towards sustainability in organisations and communities. She is firekeeper at the World Ethic Forum, where she brings in her experiences in kinship, deep ecology, IDGs and communication. She lives close to Munich, Germany.

 

 

Bettina Merlin

BETTINA MERLIN, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Heilbronn University

Bettina Merlin is a professor of entrepreneurship at Heilbronn University, Germany. She is head of the master in entrepreneurship and dedicates her energy to improving entrepreneurship education. Her objective is to empower young people to live their own lives and to change the economy to a more sustainable one. Besides teaching she is doing research in the fields of higher education, social entrepreneurship, and responsible management. She is an active part of the IDG community, integrating inner development into higher education.

 

 

Barbara Holzner

BARBARA HOLZNER, Transformation Facilitator & Game Designer

Barbara Holzner is a transformation facilitator and game designer. Her mission is to bring people in action through co-creative workshops and impactful projects and to drive sustainable change through systems thinking and simulation. Barbara is an active member of the IDG Munich Community Hub. With her team she designs creative methods and materials to interact with the IDGs and bring them into practice. As a designer, she is passionate about the balance between rapid ideation, open imagination and the love of detail.

 

 

Biliana Vassileva

BILIANA VASSILEVA, Instructor Geneva Business School

Biliana Vassileva is an instructor at the Geneva Business School in Switzerland. She designs and delivers learning experiences on Leadership, Innovation, and Change to bachelor and master students.
In addition, Biliana is an independent consultant delivering training to middle and senior managers working for international organizations worldwide. Biliana stretches the professionals she works with while creating a psychologically safe environment induced with purpose and care. In her free time, Biliana enjoys music, nature, and a good laugh.

 

Ljupka Mitrinovska

LJUPKA MITRINOVSKA, Instructor Personal Mastery, Geneva Business School

Ljupka Mitrinovska teaches Personal Mastery at the Geneva Business School, guiding students in translating personal values and passions into courageous leadership for the new economy. She previously co-created and led an international program named Accelerate2030, supporting entrepreneurs in scaling their impact towards the Sustainable Development Goals. She believes the missing puzzle in current business education programs is the deep inner work, and she is supporting people in bridging this gap between personal development and creating positive external impact through business.

 

Erno Hannink

ERNO HANNINK, Business Coach, Speaker & Podcast Hoast

Erno Hannink helps leaders with sustainable habits so they become good ancestors. He is the accountability partner for entrepreneurs. His mission is to reduce social and ecological inequality. Erno is the founder of the IDGs HUB Achterhoek where we organize monthly meetups. He actively supports the IDG Learning & Development Network to create materials for the hubs, he is part of the founding team of IDG NL, and team member of the Global Practitioners network.

 

 

 

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English
  • Number of participants: to be announced

 

About the workshop

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the intersection of artistic expression, elevated states of consciousness, and fostering cultures of peace. Through a series of contemplative and engaging activities and discussions, participants will delve into how creativity and inner peace can be a powerful tools for cultivating peace in society.

By practicing the notion of "Change starts with me", attendees will be invited to access the source of peace within them, express it on canvas, and brainstorm actionable steps for collectively fostering cultures of peace in their countries.

 

About the organisers

Anne-Catherine Sutermeister

ANNE-CATHERINE SUTERMEISTER, Head of Community Engagement, Arts & Training Programmes for Switzerland, Caux Initiatives of Change Foundation

Anne-Catherine Sutermeister (PhD) has worked in the cultural sector for more than 25 years. She worked in cultural organisations (Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne, Bibliothèque cantonale universitaire, Théâtre du Jorat), in higher education (La Manufacture in Lausanne and HEAD-Geneva), in cultural policy (Canton of Berne, Pro Helvetia Foundation Board, State of Valais), and as a consultant and trainer which gives her a global view of the cultural sector.

 

VERONIKA PERESEINA, Sustainability Expert/ Visionary/ Educator/ Artpreneur

Veronika Pereseina (PhD) is a passionate business and societal/personal transformation for sustainability advocate with a global profile, with more than 15 years of experience in academia and industry. She is currently combining her expertise in academia/education and entrepreneurship via interdisciplinary research and teaching in the Sustainability Programme at Zayed University. She is also a certified yoga teacher and self-taught conceptual artist, facilitating meditation and creativity workshops.

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English
  • Number of participants: to be announced

 

About the organisers

DR SANAE TABNOUI

MATTHIAS SCHMITT

 

WORKSHOPS WORKSTREAM 4: Partnership Accelerator (SDG 17)

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English (with translation when Spanish is spoken)
  • Number of participants : 30 participants

 

About the workshop

Join a unique ceremony that bridges modern measurement developments with ancestral wisdom in an intergenerational, cross-cultural, and multidisciplinary setting.

This workshop aims to enhance partnership building for development, focusing on the inner qualities essential for effective collaboration grounded in shared humanity. Modern paradigms emphasize measurement—"what cannot be measured cannot be improved." In contrast, ancestral wisdom values rituals and ceremonies to connect with the Spirit and pursue "buen vivir," a harmonious way of life.

Participants will experience ancestral wisdom ceremonies led by elders, gaining insights into the pedagogy of ancestrality, "buen vivir" and the essence of the law of origin of territories. They will also learn about current efforts to develop measurement frameworks aligned with the Inner Development Goals (IDGs). This event fosters collaborative efforts to integrate a community that connects ancestral wisdom with modern metrics. Embark on a journey to reconnect with our spiritual roots, drawing innovation and inspiration for the future.

 

About the organisers

Rodrigo Martinez Romero

RODRIGO MARTINEZ ROMERO, Co-Initiator Spiritual Politics Lab & School of Conscious Politics

Rodrigo Martinez Romero is the co-founder of the Spiritual Politics Lab and the School of Conscious Politics (SCP) where he collaborates with trainers, artists, spiritual leaders, and researchers to test, innovate and experiment with heart-driven political leadership education curriculums. The SCP provides learning spaces to support changemakers to resignify their relationship with politics and the political world, embark on learning journeys to actualise their spiritual and political potential, and unleash sacred activist projects to bring social healing to diverse local contexts. As a lover of questions, Rodrigo aspires to keep growing as a spiritual-driven, social justice, artistic entrepreneur. Rodrigo holds a BA in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico and an MSc in Leadership and Change Management from the Free University of Amsterdam. 

 

Grandmother Ejna Jean Fleury

GRANDMOTHER EJNA JEAN FLEURY, Tribal Peace Ambassador Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, South Dakota, Visionary & Ceremonialist

Grandmother Ejna Jean Fleury is an enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, South Dakota, and is their first Tribal Peace Ambassador. She is a Mystic, Visionary & Ceremonialist. She is the co-founder of Healing Hearts at Wounded Knee and the Wounded Knee Global Ceremonies to heal the multi-generational and multi-lineal effects of massacre, holocaust, and war upon humanity, other species, and our beloved planetary home. Grandmother Ejna has been practicing meditation for more than 40 years and is a certified meditation teacher and spiritual counselor. She is Commissioner at the Global Justice and Healing Commission and International Coordinator of Four Worlds Holistic Health Program for Elders & Leaders. She serves as a minister, healer, priestess, ceremonialist and a pipe carrier in the tradition of While Buffalo Calf Woman.

 

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MARUEE PAHUJA, Expressive Arts Therapy Facilitator & Strategist, Visual Artist & Eye-care Practitioner

Maruee Pahuja, an impassioned Expressive Arts Therapy facilitator and strategist, visual artist, and eye-care practitioner, is dedicated to enriching lives through the power of arts and science. As an Expressive Arts Consultant with Caux Initiatives of Change, she contributes strategic insights to foster robust dialogues in peacebuilding using arts-based approaches. Additionally, she serves as a core team member of Creative Leadership, driving content creation and strategy. Currently, she is designing a programme/project on Conscious Art with the School of Conscious Politics and is building on a pilot program in arts-based coaching with Step Ahead Berlin, one of the leading institutes in Expressive Arts, alongside the assistant dean of the European Graduate School. At Natasha Eye Care and Research Centre, she holds the role of Head of Optometry and Specialty Contact Lens Consultant. Here, she leads and trains teams of optometrists and optometry interns, spearheads social media strategies, and delivers exceptional clinical care, specialising in innovative approaches with specialty contact lenses. Maruee's journey is marked by pioneering efforts in developing arts-based therapeutic interventions and leading workshops that inspire profound transformation. From crafting curriculums to strategizing content that incites action, Maruee navigates the complexities of human emotions and societal needs with unwavering creativity and compassion.

 

Darinka Rueda

DARINKA RUEDA, Advocate for inner knowledge and feminie development

Darinka Rueda is pursuing a Master's degree in Public Policy at Universidad Iberoamericana, focusing on integrating consciousness into politics and productive systems through inner knowing and ancestral wisdom. She believes this approach is key to sustainable development and conducts research in social economics and territorial development. Initiated under the direct Sivananda lineage as a yoga siromani, Darinka advocates for inner knowledge and sacred feminine development. As a Mexican and Moon Dancer, she deeply respects ancestral knowledge and traditions. Professionally, she has worked in many international banks, as a PM at Amex and a consultant at Accenture. She holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from IBERO, with additional studies in social entrepreneurship and corporate finance. Darinka's commitment to holistic well-being and diverse skill set make her a passionate advocate for integrating spiritual and ancestral wisdom into modern practices for sustainable development.

 

Hubert de Leeuw

HUBERT DE LEEUW, CEO of Audax Groep B, Entrepreneur & Historian

Hubert J. W. M. de Leeuw, CEO of Audax Groep B., is a Dutch entrepreneur and historian. Audax, founded by his father Jacques de Leeuw in 1958, is a prominent print media and retail company in the Netherlands and Belgium. Hubert's fascination with the history of New Netherland led him to support the New Netherland Museum and become chairman of the New Amsterdam History Center. Residing in Antwerp, he guides Dutch and Flemish entrepreneurs in the US, following in the footsteps of their merchant ancestors.

 

 

Radhika Khanna

RADHIKA KHANNA, Faculty Member at School of Media and Communication, Pondicherry University/India

Radhika Khanna is a faculty in the School of Media and Communication, Pondicherry University, India. Traversing the sunlit path of self-knowledge for over 35 years, she has been a Theatre-in-Education (TIE) facilitator engaging learners in joyful, lifelong learning processes for spiritual and societal development. Creative pedagogies, including films, integral yoga and embodied movement have helped her reflect, connect and contribute to deepening a few sustainable development goals. She has been commended for the Communication for Social Change award by the University of Queensland.

 

John Bond

JOHN BOND, Journalist & Author, Initiatives of Change

John Bond lives in Oxford, England, and has worked with Initiatives of Change in over 30 countries. For five years he coordinated the Caux Forum for Human Security. Previously he was the Secretary of Australia’s National Sorry Day Committee, which enlisted a million Australians in initiatives to overcome the harm done to Aboriginal Australians by cruel and misguided past policies. For this he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. He is also a writer. His most-recent book, a biography of Professor Jerzy Zubrzycki, known as 'the father of Australian multiculturalism', has been published in English and Polish.

 

Peter Leong

PETER LEONG, Coach, Facilitator, Consultant

Peter Leong is a coach, facilitator and consultant. He creates safe and sacred spaces to discover and unleash the full human potential of a person. Through self-actualisation and self-realisation he helps others to tap into and express one of the most potent sources of human creativity and innovation at the core of who they are - their unique and authentic self, waiting to reveal itself.

 

 

Mark Vandeneijnde

MARK VANDENEIJNDE, Co-Founder at BEING at Full Potential

Mark Vandeneijnde’s keen sense of insight and market understanding were the source of many breakthrough initiatives during his 10-year corporate career with a large FMCG company. During this time, he became acutely aware of the challenges organisations were facing in harnessing the full Human Potential of their workforce. With employee engagement at an all-time low, it was clear to him that a significant shift needed to take place in terms of how one looks at an organisation’s most valuable asset – its people. The command-and-control paradigm – which had been so effective in driving productivity in the past – needed to evolve into a more inspiring and allowing way of being with each other in organisations. This insight gave birth to BEING at Full Potential, a global assessment, training, and coaching organisation committed to unlocking Human Potential by bringing the attention back to the essence of who we are and why we are here.

 

Anne-Marie Voorhoeve

ANNE-MARIE VOORHOEVE, Co-Founder Living Cities Earth, Strategic Connector, Social Architect The Hague Center for Global Governance

Anne-Marie Voorhoeve is the Co-Founder of Living Cities Earth, an organisation uniting hearts and minds to support positive change in 10.000 cities on Earth. She is a strategic connector and social architect at The Hague Center for Global Governance.

 

 

 

 

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants : flexible

 

About the workshop

This workshop immerses participants in role-plays addressing global challenges like environmental sustainability and social justice. Utilizing the IDGs framework, it aims to enhance empathy, SDG knowledge, conflict resolution skills, and collaborative abilities.

 

About the organisers

Rafaela IDG

RAFAELA ROLIM, Founder of Brazilian Experience & Facilitator

Rafaela Rolim aims to host safe spaces of exchange and learning that inspires people and organisations to co-create a better world. She is the founder of Brazilian Experience, with 18+ years of experience in program design, facilitating international learning journeys and human development projects. Rafaela is a IDG enthusiast and started the IDG Florianópolis HUB - Experiences in Nature. She is currently part of the Global Coordination Team for HUBs and Networks and also launched the first IDG Immersion, called ID-X I Inner Development Experiences.  Rafaela believes in the power of community to foster collaboration towards common goals, creating transformative impact beyond individual capacity. She is currently also the Co-chair of the Sustainability Interest Group of NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and Vice-President of the CANIE (Climate Action Network for International Educators) America´s Chapter.

 

Laila Martins

LAILA MARTINS, Founder & CEO RegenBeings

Laila Martin's life mission is dedicated to nurturing intersectional sustainable and regenerative practices within businesses, communities, cities, institutions and economies at large. With a solid foundation in International Relations and an MBA focusing on Sustainable Development and Circular Economy, Laila's international experiences across Brazil, the U.S., and Germany have sharpened her skills in crafting processes and solutions for both the Global South and North. For 5+ years, she led large-scale global IT projects at major corporations like DHL. Her notable achievements include leading a programle to develop a global IT infrastructure that enabled the capture, calculation, and analysis of data across 5 regions to assess carbon emissions within the global logistics supply chain. Laila's strategy integrates cutting-edge technology with sustainability principles to drive significant change. Believing in the transformative power of personal growth, Laila utilises the Inner Development Goals framework as a communication tool to assist individuals globally in acquiring the necessary skills to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. She is an advocate for youth empowerment since her AIESEC days, supporting Youth for Ecocide Law and mentoring through Brazil's Youth Climate Leaders (YCL).
Her work is also focused on creating a network among experts in climate, sustainability, urban planning, public policy, impact investing, corporate strategy, regenerative evaluation, and the arts. This effort is aimed at fostering regenerative projects that not only provide livelihoods but also contribute to the emergence of a regenerative economy.
 

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: to be announced
  • Number of participants : 15 - 30 participants

 

About the workshop

The main aim of the workshop is to host an interactive and co-creative space focused on how inner development fostered in business education can initiate broader leadership change in business, which is critical in achieving the SDGs.

 

About the organisers

Ljupka Mitrinovska

LJUPKA MITRINOVSKA, Instructor for Personal Mastery, Geneva Business School

Ljupka Mitrinovska teaches Personal Mastery at the Geneva Business School, guiding students in translating personal values and passions into courageous leadership for the new economy. She previously co-created and led an international program named Accelerate2030, supporting entrepreneurs in scaling their impact towards the Sustainable Development Goals. She believes the missing puzzle in current business education programs is the deep inner work, and she is supporting people in bridging this gap between personal development and creating positive external impact through business.

 

Biliana Vassileva

BILIANA VASSILEVA, Instructor Geneva Business School

Biliana Vassileva is an instructor at the Geneva Business School in Switzerland. She designs and delivers learning experiences on Leadership, Innovation, and Change to bachelor and master students.
In addition, Biliana is an independent consultant delivering training to middle and senior managers working for international organizations worldwide. Biliana stretches the professionals she works with while creating a psychologically safe environment induced with purpose and care. In her free time, Biliana enjoys music, nature, and a good laugh.

 

Bettina Merlin

BETTINA MERLIN, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Heilbronn University

Bettina Merlin is a professor of entrepreneurship at Heilbronn University, Germany. She is head of the master in entrepreneurship and dedicates her energy to improving entrepreneurship education. Her objective is to empower young people to live their own lives and to change the economy to a more sustainable one. Besides teaching she is doing research in the fields of higher education, social entrepreneurship, and responsible management. She is an active part of the IDG community, integrating inner development into higher education.

 

Carlos Álvarez Pereira, Secretary General, Club of Rome

Geneva Business School

The Students’ Sustainability Committee at IMD (TBC)

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    Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants : flexible

 

About the workshop

Are you eager to initiate positive change in your community but unsure where to start? Would you like to work on or start initiatives to positively impact your community but don't know which idea would work? Join our "Design Thinking for Social Impact" session and discover the keys to effective social entrepreneurship.

Discover how design thinking principles can be harnessed to identify and tackle social challenges while leveraging storytelling to communicate solutions and inspire action. Learn to empathise with diverse perspectives, generate innovative solutions, and translate ideas into actionable plans.

Whether you're a seasoned peacebuilder or just beginning your journey, this session will equip you with the tools and mindset needed to drive positive change. Let’s explore together practical strategies for translating issues and your ideas into actionable plans, creating a tangible impact in your community. 

 

About the organisers

Dana Abdel Khalek

DANA ABDEL KHALEK, Initiatives of Change Lebanon

Dana Abdel Khalek works with Initiatives of Change Lebenon and is enthusiastic about being the change she wishes to see in the world. With her diverse background in project management, social entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding, she is always excited to empower individuals with tools for inspiring action. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to driving positive change, creating opportunities for youth and start-up empowerment through social entrepreneurship programmes, from grassroots initiatives to international campaigns, witnessing firsthand the transformative power of social entrepreneurship in creating opportunities and fostering community empowerment.

 

Najwa Nammour

NAJWA NAMMOUR, Graphic Designer & Peacebuilder, Initiatives of Change Lebanon

Najwa Nammour is a  graphic designer with a passion for peacebuilding and uses the knowledge she gained from IofC in leadership, conflict resolution, and teambuilding to drive positive change in her communities. She is an active member of IofC Lebanon where she has worked on different projects aligned with IofC's mission of building bridges across the world’s divides. Through design and effective communication, Najwa strives to foster dialogue and collaboration, advancing initiatives toward a more peaceful and inclusive world.

 

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants : 15 - 30 participants

 

About the workshop

Power and greed have distorted our relationship with money. It has corrupted institutions, created significant inequalities in society and is at the root of many injustices. However, inherently, money is not good or bad. It’s simply energy that is used to facilitate exchange amongst people and institutions. Our workshop aims to re-ground ourselves in this basic understanding of money and reimagine how, through the values of conscience and love, it can be used to create a more peaceful and just society.

 

About the organisers

Manuela Larghi

MANUELA PAGANI LARGHI, Humanist Economist,  Councellor & Change Facilitator

Manuela Pagani Larghi is a lucid dreamer, humanist economist, councelor and change facilitator, working on issues of personal, organisational and systemic transformation. Passionate about Theory U and IDGs, she is interested in topics related to our  relationship with money and the change of mind- and heart-set. Manuela is the founder of U.Lab IDG Hub Ticino and co-founder of Impact Hub Ticino, She also founded a micro-business called Duduum Sagl in 2023 that integrates the material world with the spiritual world through a new symbol and ritual.

 

 

Dalilah Hernandez

DALILA HERNÁNDEZ, Leadership Coach

Coming from an indigenous ancestry in Mexico, Dalila Hernández developed an instinctive relationship with the Earth and the corn cultivated by her grandmother and grandfather from early childhood. In her adult life, while living abroad, she experienced a disconnection from her body and mindful eating. Over the past 10+ years, she has devoted herself to cultivating a sacred relationship and spiritual love-based connection with all forms of life, including food, the Earth, economy and the environment. Dalilah is a leadership coach and technical consultant whose work is based on the art and the science of Human Transformation principles, applied to create vision-driven results. She has coached teams and leaders in the government, private and international sectors in various countries.

 

Erno Hannink

ERNO HANNINK, Business Coach, Speaker & Podcast Hoast

Erno Hannink helps leaders with sustainable habits so they become good ancestors. He is the accountability partner for entrepreneurs. His mission is to reduce social and ecological inequality. Erno is the founder of the IDGs HUB Achterhoek where we organize monthly meetups. He actively supports the IDG Learning & Development Network to create materials for the hubs, he is part of the founding team of IDG NL, and team member of the Global Practitioners network.

 

 

Praline Ross

DR PRALINE ROSS, Chief Executive Officer, The Africa Wellness Foundation, CEO & Founder Aqua Empowerment Solutions

Dr Praline Ross is the founder of Aqua Empowerment Solutions - a Mindset and Heartset Wellness Practice, specialising in Mindset Coaching, Leadership Development and Organisational Change. She puts Spirituality and the Human element back into business. As a Mindset & Heartset Practitioner, she focuses on thoughts and emotions in controlling behaviour. Praline helps people to become better versions of themselves and provides coping mechanisms for Mental Wellness by using unconventional methods like music, mindfulness, meditation and breathwork to help people to introspect and explore their hidden talents and use them in service to others. She is passionate about leadership, strategy and transformation, encouraging people to be their authentic selves. She is aligned to the Global Inner Development Goals, is exploring healing through music and mindfulness and works with young entrepreneurial minds to create mindful leaders of the future who lead with purpose to help eradicate corruption. She facilitates mindfulness retreats to help people to disconnect to reconnect to the Divine.

 

Mark Vandeneijnde

MARK VANDENEIJNDE, Co-Founder at BEING at Full Potential

Mark Vandeneijnde’s keen sense of insight and market understanding were the source of many breakthrough initiatives during his 10-year corporate career with a large FMCG company. During this time, he became acutely aware of the challenges organisations were facing in harnessing the full Human Potential of their workforce. With employee engagement at an all-time low, it was clear to him that a significant shift needed to take place in terms of how one looks at an organisation’s most valuable asset – its PEOPLE. The command-and-control paradigm – which had been so effective in driving productivity in the past – needed to evolve into a more inspiring and allowing way of being with each other in organisations. This insight gave birth to BEING at Full Potential, a global assessment, training, and coaching organization committed to unlocking Human Potential by bringing the attention back to the essence of who we are and why we are here.

 

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants : 6 - 50 participants

 

About the workshop

3D Mapping is a tool used to bring multiple dimensions and perspectives to seeing and understanding the elements of a system together. In the context of Theory U, this tool can be used at any phase to create visual displays that share projects and engage potential stakeholders.

In the context of the Caux IDG Forum we propose to apply the method based on the current status of the SDGs and future prospects powered by the IDGs. The tool serves as a transformative vehicle to help any system see and sense itself.

By visually representing interconnectedness and interdependencies within systems, 3D mapping fosters a shared understanding among stakeholders, catalysing collaborative action towards common goals. During this mapping process, the entire team will create one— or several, depending on groups size — 3D model(s) of the current reality and of the future that we are trying to create, embodying many of the IDG dimensions and skills, as this is a collaborative tool that requires not only creativity but also collective visioning and sense-making.

Ultimately, 3D mapping empowers the system to recognise its own dynamics, facilitating adaptive strategies and nurturing a dynamic ecosystem of partnerships essential for achieving sustainable development at a global scale.

 

About the organisers

Rafaela IDG

RAFAELA ROLIM, Founder of Brazilian Experience & Facilitator

Rafaela Rolim aims to host safe spaces of exchange and learning that inspires people and organisations to co-create a better world. She is the founder of Brazilian Experience, with 18+ years of experience in program design, facilitating international learning journeys and human development projects. Rafaela is a IDG enthusiast and started the IDG Florianópolis HUB - Experiences in Nature. She is currently part of the Global Coordination Team for HUBs and Networks and also launched the first IDG Immersion, called ID-X I Inner Development Experiences.  Rafaela believes in the power of community to foster collaboration towards common goals, creating transformative impact beyond individual capacity. She is currently also the Co-chair of the Sustainability Interest Group of NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and Vice-President of the CANIE (Climate Action Network for International Educators) America´s Chapter.

 

Monica Barrosa

MONICA BARROSO, Senior Researcher & Project Lead Sustainability Innovation Lab, University St Gallen

Monica Barroso (PhD) helps create better businesses and leaders for the world through systemic and transdisciplinary teaching approaches. She is currently Senior Researcher and Project Lead at the Sustainability Innovation Lab (Institute of Technology Management, University of St. Gallen), working on sustainable business models and sustainable leadership. Monica co-founded local IDG hubs in Brazil and Switzerland, supporting business leaders to develop inner skills that will equip them to better lead the sustainability transition from inside out.

 

  • Where: room to be announced
  • When: to be announced
  • Main language: English 
  • Number of participants : 20 - 30 participants

 

About the workshop

Islands of Integration (a term which was coined by Erica Harpe) means cultivating our full potential to enable the more beautiful world we know is possible to come through us!

 It is possible to prepare for the future without knowing what it will be: the primary way to prepare for the unknown is to attend to our relationships.

- Margaret Wheatley - 

We believe the answer to many questions of our time is to be found in our relationships and in the collective field of wisdom. The relationships with self, the other and the world. In other words, it is of vital importance for humanity to unlock our own full potential and that of the collective.

This workshop aims to explore what it means to be human in this time, to awaken and restore our finest human qualities of agency, imagination, consciousness and creativity. To explore what it means to integrate these and be coherent as individuals and as communities / collectives, in a world that is more and more fragmented. To find our meaning and tap into our generativity and collective wisdom where we are.

This workshop is the last in a series of 3, starting with "Islands of Coherence" (Workstream 2) and "Islands of Sanity" (Workstream 3).

 

About the organisers

Erica

ERICA HARPE, Conscious Leadership & Transition Guide, Facilitator and Speaker

Combining a solid international business background (banker and lawyer) with systems and integral awareness, consciousness and new social technologies, Erica Harpe creates contexts for change. Working with clients in transition, leadership programmes and large learning communities alike, she unleashes collective wisdom and wrote the book ‘Reinventing Ourselves’ about it.

Erica has been closely involved with the Inner Development Goals since 2022 as a member of the Global Co-ordination Team. She is the co-founder of IDG The Netherlands and the IDG hub The Hague.

 

Chris Chapman

CHRIS CHAPMAN, Transformative & Systemic Change Facilitator, Lead Facilitator at Burren College of Art

Chris Chapman is currently working mostly in the fields of education and sustainability, supporting a variety of initiatives in pursuit of large-scale change. He has had a key role in Ireland’s proposed Citizens’ Assembly on the Future of Education – a globally significant step towards helping education respond better to contemporary contexts.

Chris is a deep thinker, used to working with large, diverse groups facing complex challenges and is a member of the Inner Development Goals Global Co-ordination Team.

 

Matt Law

MATTHEW LAW, Global Operations Director

Matthew Law is an accomplished Global Operations Director with extensive international experience in several industries. Matthew has built and run communities of years of practice, international academies for front line managers, leadership workshops for multi-functional and diverse teams and innovation labs for in house hardware and software development.

Matthew is involved in conscious business leadership. He is a member of the IDG research group and the Inner MBA programme where he recently has been running IDG workshops.      

 

Isabella Swiderski

ISABELLE SWIDERSKI, Founder of Seven25

Marrying an MA in Design and an MBA, Isabelle Swiderski runs Seven25, the multidisciplinary consultancy she founded in 2007 and Protagoniste Network, Seven25's education arm. Seven25 partners with global impact-driven organizations to move their audiences and stakeholders from knowledge to action through human- and planet-centered design strategy and multimedia storytelling. She is also visiting professor at Parsons The New School and Pratt Institute in New York City.

 

 

Jenny Frick

JENNY FRICK, IDG Global Coordination Team Coompanion Sverige, Co-Founder IDG Impact House Hub Halland

Jenny Frick’s mantra is “Let’s create the structure that enables emergence”. With a Master in Business and Administration, many years in traditional business and the gifts of yoga, meditation and embodiment, she holds the tension of opposites. Her superpower is an open heart and her deep knowing that together is the key and that each and every one of us matter. Jenny is part of the IDG Global Coordination Team, Coompanion Sverige, and co-founder of IDG Impact House Hub Halland.              

 

 

                            


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